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's the president of an atheist group in the bible belt, oklahoma city. >> we're not anti-religious, but we're pro secular. >> reporter: in the past three members membership has jumped from 300 members to well over 1,000. >> i do think it getting better. >> reporter: a college professor is one of them, she says the public mood on atheist is changing even here. >> there are still people who are marching in the parade at halloween yelling out you're going to hell and stuff like that. but there were more people who weren't. and i think that's going to keep going, i think that's the trend. >> reporter: researchers call them the nones, those who check the none box when asked to describe their religious affiliation, and they've doubled since 1990. we're not necessarily becoming more secular, are we? >> maybe a little bit. >> reporter: kerry funk is the senior researchers on that study and says it's a complicated question, because being unaffiliated isn't necessarily the same as not having faith. >> 68% of the unaffiliated say they brief in god or a universal spirit. more than a third describe themselves
: richard paul evans went from that salt lake city house to this one, all because of a little tale he wrote for his daughters. you didn't think, okay, i want to sell this and people are going to buy this and everyone will fall in love with this book. >> the idea of being a novelist is really romantic but it's kind of the same as being a president of the united states. it's like it's not going to happen. >> reporter: but it did happen for rick evans. you may remember the christmas box, a mega hit 20 years ago. so this is the original little book that you published. evans first printed only 20 copies of the book but in the days before the internet took off, friends started passing dog-eared copies around. and bookstores started asking for it. >> at that point i thought, you know, maybe i should send this to publishers. they all quickly rejected the book. >> reporter: so evans self-published. only after his book hit the best seller list, did a major publisher buy it for a reported $4 million. so in a way, he became a godfather to a whole new generation of authors who are writing the next chapt
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